This infographic reviews the steps for replacing a proptosed globe in dogs and cats.
Dr. Cathy Barnette outlines the diagnostic steps to approaching a patient presenting for a “red eye” including corneal staining, tonometry, and tear testing.
A proptosis refers to a sudden protrusion of the globe from the orbit. While they can appear quite scary, with some preparation they can easily be addressed. The number one question that you as a practitioner need to determine, is should the globe be replaced or should an enucleation occur.
When you think of systemic diseases that you’ll encounter as a vet, you probably envision diagnosing those conditions on the basis of a thorough physical exam, screening blood tests, and other body-wide diagnostics. In some cases, however, a thorough ophthalmologic exam will be all that is needed to provide you with a strong suspicion of a systemic disease.